Friends in DC and NYC
You've probably heard about the ugly posters being placed in subways in NYC and DC. They read: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.”
The language of "savage" and "civilized man" should ring a lot of bells for people who are reading my new book.
Friends in DC can go to this site and let WMATA know how you respond to these ads. Here are some points you might make in your comment:
I’m writing about the anti-Muslim ads paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative.
The ads encourage discrimination against Muslims by comparing them to “savages” rather than “civilized men”.
When I see signs with hate messages, like the ones that went on display today, I feel attacked. Even though I am not Muslim myself, Muslims are my neighbors, my co-workers, my partners in the community.
WMATA shouldn’t profit from a message of hatred. Proceeds from the ads should go to the DC Human Rights Commission.
Thanks to the Friends Committee on National Legislation for this information.